Caesar Angelo Wongchuking, team representative of Mighty Sports Apparel and Accessories led the big step of Mighty Sports from joining the fledgling league set of Philippine Commercial Basketball League (PCBL) last March 2016.
“We felt that it is time to join the bigger league because of our passion for basketball,” said Wongchuking.
PCBL is a commercial amateur basketball tournament in the Philippines that supports the development and programs for future Filipino basketball players, inspired from the MICAA and the Philippine Basketball League (PBL). The PCBL does not compete with the existing semi-professional leagues that also supports the Philippine basketball, including Filsports Basketball Association (FBA), PBA D-League and planned Countrywide Basketball League (CWBL).
Mighty Sports has started playing from smaller basketball tournaments and has been supporting teams such as Adamson in the UAAP and the Bulacan State University squad in the Filsports Basketball Association. Caesar Wongchuking believes that it’s the right time for the team to carry their own brand to PCBL. “More of passion lang (joining basketball leagues). We also want marketing reach para naman may mapuntahan ‘yung passion namin sa basketball,” he said.
Ravena, a 2016 PBA draft prospect, together with Ty Tang, who came out of retirement in the Philippine Basketball Association, and import Bright Akhuetie are some of the players who retained in the team’s lineup for the Champion’s Cup.
Mighty Sports also appointed Bo Perasol as team consultant, Mike Fermin as head coach and Charles Tiu as assistant coach of the team, which is one of the two new teams that competed in the 2016 PCBL Chairman’s Cup, alongside SCTEX Road Warriors.
Despite Mighty Sports team joined PCBL, Wongchuking said Mighty Sports has no plans to join the PBA yet. “It’s not in our plans. It’s too expensive for us. Amateur, okay na. We felt that joining in the amateur league will give us more mileage,” said Wongchuking.